Passengers 'left waiting for hours' after Leeds Bradford flights diverted to Birmingham

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Airline passengers expecting to land at Leeds Bradford Airport claim they were left waiting for transport home for several hours after their flights were diverted.

Poor weather meant the Jet2 services from Palma and Tenerife were unable to land, and were instead diverted to Birmingham International Airport on Monday evening.

Several passengers, including parents of young children, took to Facebook to complain about having to wait several hours for coaches to transfer them back to Leeds in the early hours of the morning.

A spokesperson for the airline said:

“Due to the inclement weather at Leeds Bradford Airport last night, our flights from Tenerife and Majorca were unfortunately diverted to Birmingham Airport. The late notice of this meant that it was difficult to source local coach companies for such a large volume of customers, so we made sure that every customer was able to get home by also providing taxis. We would like to apologise to all affected customers and we thank them for their patience as we arranged their transport home in difficult circumstances in the early hours of this morning.”